Good Morning!

• We’re expecting patchy fog before 9 a.m. today, but otherwise skies are expected to clear throughout the day today, with a high temperature near 74 degrees and a south wind 5 to 7 miles per hour. We’re expecting mostly cloudy skies and patchy fog overnight, with a low around 60. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers Thursday, mainly after noon, with patchy fog before noon and a high near 71. There’s a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before noon Friday, with patchy fog before 10 a.m. and mostly cloudy skies throughout the day, with a high near 72.

• Long Island’s economy will begin to rev up again today, after a nearly two-and -a-half month long shutdown to stop the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. The Beacon’s full story is online here.

• New York State has pushed back the property tax deadline from June 1 to June 21 by an executive order from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office, but has not yet signed off on Suffolk County’s plan to extend the deadline further to July 15, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone said Tuesday. Property owners would not need to attest to a Covid-19 related hardship for the three week extension, but would need to attest to hardship if they want to pay later after Suffolk County’s plan is approved.

• Sag Harbor Village will hold a special Zoom meeting to provide the public with the latest available information regarding the village’s strategic response to limit the spread of Covid-19 throughout the community this afternoon at 2 p.m. Here’s more information on joining the meeting.

• Greenport Village will hold a special work session at 6 p.m. tomorrow, before its 7 p.m. regular meeting, to discuss the BID’s proposal for building platforms over parking spaces downtown to allow room for pedestrians to stay six feet apart. Here’s more information on joining the meeting.

• Today is the last day to subscribe to The Beacon’s print edition to receive the June issue in the U.S. Mail. You’ll read many of our stories there before they appear online, and our print edition supports much of the work we do. Thank you!

The high tides on the East End for the next two days are as follows:

May 27
Plum Gut Harbor: 1:31 a.m., 2:20 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 12:39 a.m., 1:28 p.m.
Greenport: 2:08 a.m., 2:57 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 2 a.m., 3:45 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:03 a.m., 2:52 p.m.
New Suffolk: 3:30 a.m., 4:19 p.m.
South Jamesport: 3:37 a.m., 4:26 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 12:24 a.m., 1:23 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 11:32 a.m., 11:29 p.m.

May 28
Plum Gut Harbor: 2:22 a.m., 3:13 p.m.
Montauk Harbor: 1:30 a.m., 2:21 p.m.
Greenport: 2:59 a.m., 3:50 p.m.
Mattituck Inlet: 3:52 a.m., 4:38 p.m.
Sag Harbor: 2:54 a.m., 3:45 p.m.
New Suffolk: 4:21 a.m., 5:12 p.m.
South Jamesport: 4:28 a.m., 5:19 p.m.
Shinn. Bay Entrance: 1:20 a.m., 2:18 p.m.
Shinn. Inlet: 12:27 p.m.

And that’s the way things look at dawn’s light here today.

Beth Young
Beth Young is an award-winning local journalist who has been covering the East End since the 1990s. She began her career at the Sag Harbor Express and, after receiving her Masters from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, has reported for the Southampton Press, the East Hampton Press and the Times/Review Media Group. She founded the East End Beacon website in 2013, and a print edition in 2017. Beth was born and raised on the North Fork. In her spare time, she tinkers with bicycles, tries not to drown in the Peconic Bay and hopes to grow the perfect tomato. You can send her a message at

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